Virginia Lake, Whanganui

(4.8/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web)
Stroll along the verdant, forest-lined shores of tranquil Virginia Lake, or stop by the onsite winter gardens, home to many tropical and exotic plants. Admire the various sculptures, feed the ducks, swans, and geese on the water, and visit their brightly colored cousins in the aviary. If you're feeling peckish, stop by the cafe for coffee and cake. Don't forget to bring coins to turn on the fountain. Use our Whanganui vacation generator to visit Virginia Lake on your trip to Whanganui, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
Create a full Whanganui itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Whanganui

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Whanganui by other users

15 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, teens, outdoors, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, teens, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 19 days in New Zealand & Melbourne BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 25 days in Melbourne & New Zealand BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 19 days in New Zealand & Melbourne BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND June, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 28 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: March, outdoors, relaxing, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 20 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND January, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Wellington, Napier & Whanganui BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, outdoors, romantic, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 60 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • We were so pleased that Cyclone Cook left us alone and so decided that our first place to go was here. What an absolute delightful place with so many different types of birds and lovely surroundings. ...  more »
  • This is a great place for a walk. There are three different level walkways from lakeside to higher with stunning views over the lake and grounds. Also worth a visit is the Winter Gardens, the aviary a...  more »
  • We enjoyed our stop at the lake which is at the north end of the city. Plenty of options including looking st the ducks, a winter green house and bird Avery.  more »